EPI is recommending that Congress pass legislation requiring regular electronic publication of this data, including occupations and wages. The legislation should also require inter-agency cooperation to "standardize, digitize, and improve the quality of data on nonimmigrant visas," the report said.
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in recently introduced legislation seeking reform of the H-1B and L-1 programs, want the U.S. Department of Labor to produce "extensive statistical data about the H-1B and L-1 programs, including wage data, worker education levels, place of employment and gender."
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